Ellie Kempton- Founder of Simply Nourished Nutrition

Ellie Kempton believes the food we eat says something fundamental about who we are and what we believe in. She is a holistic nutritionist who knows her favorite foods have the ability to stabilize energy, improve digestion, and optimize weight. Her mission is to provide clarity in choosing the right foods to nourish your unique body and lifestyle.

Ellie's career in nutrition found her as a collegiate swimmer. Her diet was motivated purely by speed and ease. Foods that could be prepared quickly to optimize free time and fuel an even faster swim.  When Ellie's “fast” foods only made her slower and eventually very sick, her paradigm shifted. Neither doctors nor medicines could prevent her discouragement. After a diagnosis of autoimmunity, but before completely giving up, Ellie found her elixir: real food. It transformed her performance, health and life.

Since then, Ellie has become real food’s marketing agent.  Real food offers transformative health benefits and Ellie is thrilled to make nutrition simple and exciting for everyone.  Her devotion and extensive work to nourish her own health has equipped her with the tools to help others stabilize energy, digestion and weight.  Through simple habits, Ellie believes everyone can provide optimal and sustainable health.

Credentials and Memberships:

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Masters in Nutrition degree from Bastyr University
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine/Biochemistry from University of Virginia
  • Former Media chair of the North Sound Dietetic Association
  • Former Secretary of the Washington State Food and Nutrition Council
  • Founder of Slow Food Bastyr campus chapter
  • Founder of Slow Food University of Virginia campus chapter

Jo Schaalman- Co-Founder of the Conscious Cleanse

Ever feel like you’ve been hit by a truck? Well, Jo Schaalman has and she is an expert in recovery.

Jo was a state champion gymnast, a nationally ranked diver and a diving coach. While prepping for medical school she was t-boned by a semi-truck during a cross-country bike tour. The physical and emotionally grueling recovery process ultimately led her to the wondrous healing benefits of clean eating that are at the foundation of the Conscious Cleanse.

Jo graduated with honors from Grinnell College. Her yoga mentors are Ana Forrest and Dr. Theron Randolph, and she studied at a Master’s level at the Nutrition Therapy Institute. Jo is driven to help people who think healing is out of their reach. Through nutrition and yoga coaching, Jo helps others reach the optimal health she is so thankful for.

She lives in Boulder, CO where she still teaches yoga while running The Conscious Co. A mother to a wonderful 3-year-old, Ilse, and wife to Mr. Teacher, Jo is sure to drink a green smoothie every morning.

Jules Peláez- Co-Founder of the Conscious Cleanse

Jules Peláez (pronounced like Golliath with a P) is an entrepreneur, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, yoga teacher, and a visionary with boundless energy.

Passionate about the mind-body-spirit food connection, Jules followed a calling to attend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she studied with top nutrition experts like Dr. Mark Hyman and David Wolfe. Inspired by her mentor, clinical nutritionist and detox specialist Natalia Rose, Jules has been studying cleansing and detoxification for more than a decade. She is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has coached thousands of people to find their most vibrant health.

As the co-founder and The Conscious Co’s business and marketing maven, Jules has a vision for serving a global community of health enthusiasts whereby she can share her passion for personal transformation and food as a gateway to living our greatest potential.

Jules lives in Boulder, CO with her husband and two boys ages 6 and 8. When not running The Conscious Co, teaching yoga or chasing around after her kiddos, you’ll find her hiking with her dog Chica, writing or whipping up a new recipe for the Conscious Cleanse blog.



An expert in small-group dynamics and leadership development, Kaley specializes in building trusting, synergistic teams that are able to achieve their strategic objectives – even in the face of challenging circumstances. Kaley helps strengthen communication and conflict resolution skills as keys to improve performance. She works in one-on-one, seminar, and offsite retreat settings.

Kaley previously provided strategic and operational advisory services to domestic and international clients as a management consultant for Deloitte. Since 2004, she has worked with executives and their teams to uncover and address the issues that block peak performance. Kaley helps teams foster a common vision, build trust, develop authentic relationships and use creative collaboration to achieve superior results. Once the leadership team is committed, Kaley compounds their gains by teaching communication and interaction skills throughout the organization.

A favorite with Young Presidents Organization (YPO) forums and chapters, Kaley has facilitated retreats for more than 200 member and spouse forums throughout the world. She is known for guiding groups to the next level of depth.

Kaley works with couples to deepen their appreciation of each other and grow the relationship. Kaley’s clients gain insights that change their beliefs and behaviors to improve their lives and relationships – both at home and in the workplace.

Kaley is a graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in Sociology, with a focus on Organizational Behavior. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband Nate.

Alexis Emich,k Psy.D.

Dr. Alexis Emich is a licensed clinical psychologist in Denver, Colorado. Her interest in psychology began well before she even knew what the word “psychology” meant. Fascinated by comrades and strangers alike, Alexis spent hours as a child internally contemplating various aspects of human interactions. Taking her first official psychology course in high school her love was ignited; nonetheless college led to contemplation of her future direction. Raised by a surgeon and nurse practitioner, she was always intrigued by medicine but soon discovered that fainting in the operating room made for a poor physician. The arts, captivating her creativity, additionally drew attention. Only after college did she realized the potential to combine her love of science and art by pursuing psychology.

After working with children and adults in a variety of treatment settings, Dr. Emich found Resource Psychology Colorado, LLC in 2014 to further align her expertise and values with those she serves. In private practice she is devoted to helping clients navigate transitions, strengthen relationships, and build confidence to live happy, satisfying lives. Through working with Alexis, clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves and strive towards healthy change.

Alexis is a graduate of Middlebury College where she earned a B.A. in Art History and Psychology. She completed her M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver with an emphasis on Health Psychology and Psychological Assessment.

Her community involvement has included sitting on the Board of the Young Professional Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado (YPAAC), receiving a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) education grant from Colorado’s Department of Human Services, and mentoring at-risk youth.

Outside of her psychology practice, Alexis values spending time with her husband (Fred), three children (Pace, Lively, and Quinn), and rescue dog (Leyla). She is often found around Colorado on foot, bike, or ski, often with a camera in hand. 

Tarynn Butler L.Ac., MSTCM

Tarynn earned her Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is nationally certified by the NCCAOM as a diplomat in Acupuncture. After graduation, Tarynn interned at the University of Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China. Upon return, she opened a private practice in North Denver with an emphasis in women’s health.  

Safe Beauty

Kathryn Dickinson, Owner of Aillea

A lifetime beauty junkie and former executive in the beauty industry in New York City, Kathryn's head started to spin when she tried to “clean up” my beauty routine. She started on the journey of replacing every product she used with one that works as well or better as the ones she had been using, but had no toxic chemicals. The amount of green washing (having one organic ingredient but lots of other chemicals and advertising as organic) and false advertising left her frustrated and incensed.

Realizing that true transparency does not exist in the beauty industry, she set out to create a safe haven where people KNOW that EVERY product is safe - free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, endocrine disruptors or other toxic chemicals, and were not tested on animals. No exceptions. But where all of the products also still work and deliver all of the performance she had come to expect (and love) working in the industry...Lets be honest - who wants to rub mud in their hair and smell like vinegar? She certainly didn't. Kathryn didn't think she should have to compromise her beauty standards to be healthy!

Cat Tatman

Cat’s love affair with beauty started in 1996 when she began marketing and creating products for a high-end natural beauty line for spas.  She quickly developed a passion for creating products and cosmetics that not only improved skin health but also helped people feel better about themselves and their appearance.  

In 2012 she took a hiatus from the beauty industry to become the Editor-in-Chief of The Scout Guide Denver, a premier lifestyle publication that features the best of independently owned businesses in Denver. In 2014, Cat returned to her roots with a friend and former colleague whereby they ultimately launched intelligent elixirs skincare. She currently spends her time in every aspect of the business from creating products to packaging and marketing the non-toxic skincare line nationwide.